By Gary Lloyd
Trussville native Matt Calderone will be sworn in as a Tuscaloosa City Council member Monday, Nov. 4.
Calderone, a 2009 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate, will assume the District 4 seat. Calderone ran for the seat unopposed. A resolution approved by the Tuscaloosa City Council in July declared seven candidates, including Calderone and Mayor Walt Maddox, duly elected.
“It’s a dream come true,” Calderone said in July.
Calderone, 22, may be the youngest to serve on the Tuscaloosa City Council. Lee Garrison was also 22 when he was elected in 1997.
Calderone was elected president of the University of Alabama’s Student Government Association for the 2012-2013 school year last March. Calderone was elected president of the Hewitt-Trussville Middle School student council in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades. He was elected as the high school’s vice president his junior year and president as a senior.
Calderone played a role on Tuscaloosa’s Incident Command team in the aftermath of the April 27, 2011, tornadoes and was on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. He is a founder and co-chair of the Downtown Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama Connection and Improvement Committee. Calderone said his goal as a council member is to continue strengthening the partnership between the city of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama, build the base of town-gown relationships and work with the business community.
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